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Transmission of Information Overseas via the Kansai Consular Forum

Last update:March 15,2017

 What is the “Kansai Consular Forum”?

METI Kansai established the “Kansai Consular Forum” in November 2008 in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Osaka Liaison Office ; Kinki Regional Agricultural Administration Office, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ; Kinki Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism ; Kansai District Transport Bureau, Ministry of Land,  Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism ; and Kansai Economic Federation (Kankeiren).

The Kansai Consular Forum has been organizing “meetings” and “Kansai tours,” primarily targeting consulate generals and overseas economic organizations.

The Kansai Consular Forum aims to promote the “Kansai brand” associated with industries, tourism, food, agriculture, the urban infrastructure, etc. in the Kansai area around the world, through consulate generals and overseas economic organizations, while taking advantage of the fact that a number of consulate generals are located in the Kansai area.  Further, it also aims to attract visitors from overseas to the area, promote economic exchanges and create business opportunities with overseas companies.

 

 Outline of Activities

“Meetings”

In our meetings, consulate generals and overseas economic organizations based in the Kansai area, and national organizations get together to exchange information and opinions and also to understand the needs of overseas businesses, organizations, etc.

11th Meeting of the Kansai Consular Forum(Monday, February 29, 2016  RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka)
 *we also held the 2nd meeting of the Flower of Japan-Kansai (Hanayaka Kansai)
     Appeal-enhancing Forum on the same day

“25 Key Ideas to Enhance the Attractiveness of KANSAI and Successful Cases toward that Goal”

   Soichiro SEKI
     Director-General, Kansai Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

“Preparation for the promotion of inbound tourism about food and agriculture in Kinki region”

   Kenji MURAKAMI
    Director-General, Kinki Regional Agricultural Administration Office,
          Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

“Infrastructure development toward enhancing Kansai’s attractions”

   Kunihiro YAMADA
          Director-General, Kinki Regional Development Bureau,
          Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

“Initiatives for Enhancing Tourism Attractions in Kansai”

        Naoaki AMAYA
          Director-General, Kansai District Transport and Tourism Bureau,
          Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

“Realizing Smooth Communication without Language Barriers -VoiceTra(Multilingual Speech Translation Application)- ”

        Hiroshi UEHARA
          Director-General, Kinki Bureau of Telecommunications
          Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

“Trends in Trade & Customs Administration”

        Kiyoshi SAKAI
          Deputy Director-General, Osaka Customs, Ministry of Finance

“Inbound Tourism Promotion for the Kansai Region through Cooperation between the Public and Private Sectors”

        Manabu NOJIMA
          General Manager, Industrial Affairs Department, Kansai Economic Federation

 会合風景 会合風景
                      The 11th Meeting

Please refer to the meetings held in the past from here(PDF:89KB)PDF (opens in new window)

 

“Kansai tours”

The Kansai Consular Forum holds tours to introduce world-class research institutes, corporations, cultural facilities, urban infrastructure, etc. in the Kansai area to the consulate generals and overseas economic organizations based in the Kansai area.

23rd Kansai Tour(Wednesday, November 9, 2016)

Destinations :Measurement & Control Show 2016 Osaka(Osaka International Convention Center)External Site Link (opens in new window) [English] (Osaka City)

  
                      The 23rd Kansai Tour

 

22nd Kansai Tour(Wednesday, November 2, 2016)

Destinations : Miketsukuni Wakasa Obama Food Culture MuseumExternal Site Link (opens in new window) [English] (Obama City)

                       Hashi no Furusato Kan WAKASA (Wakasa Chopstick Museum)External Site Link (opens in new window) [Japanese] (Obama City)

   
                                                                     The 22nd Kansai Tour

21st Kansai Tour(Wednesday, June 22, 2016)

Destinations : Yokohama Reito Co.,Ltd.External Site Link (opens in new window) [Japanese] (Osaka City)

  
                                                                     The 21st Kansai Tour

 

Please refer to the tours held in the past from here(PDF:89KB)PDF (opens in new window)

 

 Future Plans

  NEW! 12th Meeting of the Kansai Consular Forum
 
*We will also hold the 3rd meeting of the Flower of Japan-Kansai (Hanayaka Kansai) Appeal-enhancing Forum on the same day

                DATE: 10:00-12:00  Monday, March 27, 2017

                VENUE: RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka

Contact Information

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Kansai Bureau
International Affairs Division
Address: 1-5-44 Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-8535
Phone:+81-6-6966-6031
Fax : +81-6-6966-6087
E-Mail:kin-kokusaiinfo@meti.go.jpMail (mail client will launch)